Sunday, April 11, 2010

PFW - ALL IN ONE POST

I know, I know, this is loooong overdue, but it's here now and it's one hell of a post. I might have overcharged a bit on this one, but I didn't want you to miss out on anything. Beware of browsers crashing on picture-overload (don't tell me I didn't warn you). I'll keep text to a minimum -this post is long enough as is. The shows were allright, not bad, not super-amazing either. Let's just say there wasn't anyone that REALLY stood out. But well, let's see some pictures, right?


1// ALEXANDER McQUEEN

This is Alexander McQueen's last work, it was about 80 percent finished when he died and it's spectacular as ever.

2// BALENCIAGA

I think this is a love it or hate it collection? I'm not sure I love it yet, but most Balenciaga collections have to grow on me before I really like them. It might just be the really light & pastel colours that look a bit off at first though.

3// CHANEL

I don't know if you've seen it, but for his fall/winter Chanel show, Mr. Lagerfeld ordered a huge iceberg to grace his catwalk. Apparently he wanted to make some sort of a climate statement? Seriously Karl, that's a bit too much... Anyway, the first few looks were hideous fur outfits (yes, hideous) and the rest of the show was a bit of a letdown as well...

4// CHLOÉ

It seems as though Hannah MacGibbon is sticking with her beige. Not very innovative, but why change when she's gathered such a large following? I like that grey look with the black bow, even more after I saw what an amazing illustration Kris Atomic made of it. (click!)


5// DRIES VAN NOTEN

This is probably one of my favourites of all the shows. It wasn't his best collection, but it was still really really good. I'm already trying to recreate that look with the grey crewneck & skirt, I'm just looking for a nice crewneck + skirt (oops).


And yes, I even put up some detail shots! Loving the sunnies, yum! (Dries Van Noten collaborates with Linda Farrow for his sunglasses(GO CHECK THEM OUT!), as do many other designers, but his are always my favourite)

6// GIVENCHY


This was ok, not wow, but I had to post this because I really (REALLY REALLY) liked the red blazer.

7// HUSSEIN CHALAYAN

These were just too funny not to post :)

8// ISABEL MARANT

I really liked this collection. I'm not the biggest Isabel Marant fan (not because I don't like her designs, I do!, but because I sometimes feel she's a bit overrated? I don't know) but this collection was nice: lovely designs & great styling.

9// JASMINE DI MILO

I'm not that familiar with this brand, but I thought it looked quite nice.

10// LANVIN

Ooh yes, if you've followed this blog for a while you'll know I'm a big fan of Alber Elbaz's work. I wasn't really into it at first, but the more you look at it, the better it gets. I see a lot of one-shouldered pieces, lovely, and the last few feathered pieces are just too fun! (I do realise you'll look as if an ostrich just crashed into you if you're wearing that last dress, but who cares)

11// MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA

This collection wasn't as innovative as previous ones, but I wanted to at least show you the last few pieces of the collection. I thought they were the most 'Margiela'.

12// MIU MIU

I think this is the sweetest collection of all the ones we've seen. I loved it.

13// NEIL BARRETT

Again, this is a designer I'm not that familiar with, but I noticed he made an awful lot of great jackets.

14// STELLA McCARTNEY

I already loved her prefall collection for its simplicity & wearability, her main collection is no different.

15// VALENTINO

A lot of ruffles, yes, but I think it works?

16// Viktor & Rolf

Our favourite Dutch design duo. Yep, these boys know how to create a spectacle. If ever I were to attend a fashion show, I'd love an invite to theirs, just because they always have such a great concept going on at their show.
What did they do? Well, take one model, dress her up in all she can wear, let the other models pass her on the runway while you (= the designers) gradually take clothes from the main model and use them to dress the passing models. (Yes, Viktor & Rolf were on stage the entire time, styling away!) Next, when your main model is only dressed in a pretty leotard, the process starts over again but in the other direction. Piling it all on. The last looks are the last few shots from the show, you can see the model on the bottom row, left, wearing a skirt, that was then put on the main model (middle) and voila, resulting in the picture on the right!

All pictures from style.com


I hope I didn't lose your interest halfway through this post, but well, that's it for the fall/winter 2010 season!

23 comments:

Nataliexxx said...

TO ALL: Divine. (I don't know how else to put it)

Thank you so much for sharing
xxx

Frankie said...

Great post except Chanel kind of let me down this season :((((
Dries van noten was KILLER as was celine and balenciaga!
This post is amazingly informative xx

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Ghostboy said...

J'adore Paris et j'adore Stefanie!
Great post!

glaykisdolcevita said...

I L O V E
BALENCIAGA!!!!

leeselooks said...

always love your re-caps my dear.
+ the fact that you did this in due time, just makes us re-live these beautiful shows.
DRIES hands down favorite of all shows//cities.

have a beautiful week

xx

J said...

mcqueen is amazing.. loved balenciaga's colors! great post!

JT said...

just wanted to let you know that i love your blog!
STunning!

xo

sincerely,
Jules

sincerelyjules.com

Brigadeiro said...

Brilliant post! DVN was my fave (of course!), so so wearable and gorgeous...
xx

daisychain said...

ah but this post is so worth the wait darling, fantastic

Margaret said...

what and AWESOME power post :D love it!!
great sum up too.
still so obsessed with the viktor & rolf show :)
loving your blog
stop by some time xx

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

What a brilliant post... Difficult to say which one I like the most but Miu Miu, Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant and Jasmine diMilo are definately on top of the list!
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

FlashFash said...

Thank you for posting this! And my god, that last piece from Viktor & Rolf is crazy but definitely innovative!

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Tinja said...

i love the post.

Silvia Couture said...

I love the second dress...love McQUeen!

milostyle.se said...

Wow your picks are flawless, I love the Balenciaga. Chloe looks ever so classy. And overall just total amazingness, good work!

Shannon said...

Jasmine and Isabel Marant have me gushing with excitement for cold weather to come again.

Solo said...

Balenciaga is awesome! ;D

Solo
Travel and Living
Job Hunter

Justė said...

i love such your posts!
dries van noten's collection is one of my favourites too, not to mention the shoes!!
i've saved a lot of the looks from this collection to my computer, they are sooo inspiring.

the gorgeous said...

Killer post, thanks for sharing!
I'm obssessed with Alex Mc Queen collection! Dries Van Noten is hilariouss!
xoxo

Anna said...

love love love. So many faves!!!

xo

Simes. said...

Great post !!!
Love,
A&A

http://this-is-simes.blogspot.com

Adele said...

I kept my interest the whole way through! Spectacular is the perfect word to describe Alexander Mcqueens last collection. My favourites are Miu Miu and Balenciaga though... as always :)

Katinka. said...

haha this post is huge! I love the Balenciaga collection, it's so refreshing;) And of course Chanel by Karl who used all fake fur! love him for that:)

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